The Best Contouring Kits for Beginners

Jazmin Alvarez

What is your goal when you apply makeup? For many of us, we want to accentuate our best facial features including our eyes and lips. Did you know there is a way to define your cheekbones, slim your face, and shape your nose? It’s called contouring, the latest makeup trend that has been popular specially among celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Gigi Handid, Kat Von D, and Kim Kardashian.

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If you’re a beginner, the best way to learn is by using a contouring kit that has everything you need for the perfect look. You can purchase any of the following contouring kits at your nearest Sephora!

Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit

This contouring kit teaches you how to sculpt, shape, and define your facial features with three exclusive shades for defining, bronzing, and highlighting. It even includes a cheat sheet with pics so you can use it like a pro!



What some makeup gurus had to say about this kit:

“I got it, applied it, and loved it!! I got so many compliments on it!” –Kirawwh

“This was my very first contour kit and let me tell you it is worth every penny you spend! The colors are so pigmented and flatter my skin tone very well (fair skin). The highlight shade is also very brightening for underneath the eyes and sculpt your features very well! Definitely recommend 100%.”


Lancome LE DUO – Contour & Highlighter Stick

This is all you need to contour on the go, no brush needed! Easily fill in the narrow areas of your face, nose, and jawline with its lightweight creamy texture to contour and highlight.



What some makeup gurus had to say about this kit:

“Best one I have tried to date as it has grey undertones so, it looks natural when applied properly.” –eurogal

“I got the shade Ivoire and I fell in love. My main issue with contouring was that I kept getting products too warm or orange for my face and looked unnatural. But the Lancome Le Duo stick in Ivoire has grey undertones and looks 100% natural on my skin!” –melisamartinez

Stila Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo

This fab kit is designed for long wear and to blur out imperfections to accentuate your beautiful facial features. With its high quality pigments, it will leave your skin feeling smooth & flawless! The brush is sold separately.



What some makeup gurus had to say about this kit:

“It creates a very natural looking contour when blended all the way. I really enjoy how it only has two colors instead of several like most contouring kits.” –hailey19

“As a contour makeup virgin, I love this product. I don’t use a brush, I use my fingers. I poke dots on my skin and blend. Blends very smoothly :)” –mmmmmmmmj

Park Ave Princess Contour Palette Volume II

Want your skin to glow with all its might? Then you need this kit! It includes a matte waterproof bronzer, a peachy-pink blush, and a paraben-free highlighter. Unlike many of the kits available, this one includes a blush to finish your look (a step that many forget).



What some makeup gurus had to say about this kit:

“This is exactly what I was looking for – perfect everyday palette and absolutely perfect for travel!” –Katinkaa

“I love this little palette. The fact that there is a bronzer, highlighter, and blush all in one make it perfect to throw in my bag for work or travel without having a lot of loose items.” –JessGrace

Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette

Kat Von D’s contouring palette includes 3 contouring shades that flatter any skin tone for contouring and 3 highlighting shades for enhanced definition & a picture perfect makeup look. Included in the palette is an illustrated tutorial from the pros to define your cheekbones, slim your face, and shape your nose.

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What some makeup gurus had to say about this kit:

“I had to write a review for this product because it is amazing. The powders are very pigmented so you don’t need much when you dab your brush in the product.” –bigem

“I have tried a few other contouring kits prior to this, and this by far is the best. None of the colors ever look too warm or too cool once on the skin, blending very fluid. Love the highlighting tones as well, perfect to help hide my chronic under eye circles.” –nicoam Mobile App

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Jazmin Alvarez

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